Uitreiking mobilisatiekruis te Utrecht

Reportage about the presentation of the “mobilisatiekruis” (mobilization cross) in Utrecht. 

The film consists of two parts. The first part deals with the presentation of the mobilization cross. On a kind of outdoor stage, speeches are given. 
The first speech is by the Queen’s Commissioner in Utrecht, H.Th. s'Jacob, followed by General Snijders (who gets the audience to offer three “hurrays”), and finally a speaker who constantly admonishes with his finger; this is probably the secretary of the national association for the mobilization cross, J. de Vries. 


Documentary about the city of Utrecht. This film is dedicated to Mayor Reiger, who had a great deal of influence on the development of Utrecht at the turn of the century. The opening shot is an aerial view of downtown, filmed from the hundred-metre-high Domtoren. Considerable attention is paid to the Domtoren, the Domkerk, the nearby university, and the most important canals. From a boat in the canal, the filmmaker depicts the shipyard basements and the low-lying quays. Many passers-by pose for the camera. Footage is also shot from a moving tram.